Don’t press Snooze – Sleeping Beauty is coming to Derby Arena for Christmas 2020

Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment invite Derby audiences to enjoy a brand new spin on a much-loved yarn for Christmas 2020 with a spellbinding new pantomime at Derby Arena. Tickets for Sleeping Beauty go on sale on Friday 6 December 2019.

The royal family and doting Dame are preparing for the christening of the baby Princess. Wicked fairy Carabosse, the thorn in the family’s side, isn’t included in the guest list. When she finds out, she is furious and sets out to ruin their happiness.

As the Princess falls into a 100-year sleep and overgrown trees surround the castle, it is up to the dashing Prince to hack his way through and rescue his sweetheart. With daring duels, doting dragons, lavish sets and costumes and bucket loads of laughs, the team behind Jack and the Beanstalk and Peter Pan are back to lift the spell over Derby with this magical new pantomime.

The announcement comes as the finishing touches are being made to Peter Pan, which opens at Derby Arena on Saturday 7 December and runs until Saturday 4 December. Tickets are still available.

Last year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, received stand-out reviews:

The Stage“a dazzling and thoroughly engaging family show” êêêê

Derby Telegraph and Burton Mail“It's a great show which all the family will love

artsbeat“the finest pantomime I have ever seen” êêêêê

What’s good to do“it’s a happy, sing-a-long fun night out for the children!”

Celebrity radio "With slapstick, schtick, nonsense, spectacle and hilarity – you cannot fail to be wowed by the end." êêêê

Derby days out“….we laughed so much our cheeks still hurt!”

Boom magazine – “A show not to be missed if you are looking for a fantastic Christmas trip out.”

Lots for Tots – “Plenty of laughs for all ages, local references, faaabulous costumes.. the panto dame surpassed herself! Great songs, Duncan off of Blue... what more could you want?!”

Sleeping Beauty will be on stage at Derby Arena from Saturday 5 December 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020 with tickets priced from £14.75. Concessions, group, school and family tickets are available. Discounted early-bird tickets are on sale now, offering a saving of £2 when you book before 31 October, helping you plan next year’s festive treat.

Call the Sales and Information Centre on 01332 255800, pick seats online at, or book in person at the Sales and Information Centre, Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby.

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